Horses for Sale at the Palmer Quarter Horse Ranch

Awarded 60-Year Breeder of American Quarter Horses


$7,900, 13 years old, registered AQHA gray gelding, totally broke

Riding Smoke way back in the Weminuche Wilderness

Smokin Tee Jay aka “Smoke” is completely broke for trail and rugged mountain riding.  Smoke is an extremely calm and gentle, rock-solid trail horse and we’ve routinely used him to carry kids and novice riders in our wilderness mountain outfitting and ranch trail ride business for over 8 years.  Because Smoke is big, approaching 16 hands and muscular/solid boned, we can also use him to carry our larger clients.  Smoke is not a spooky horse and he’s super seasoned in the wilderness back country, and he’s very sure footed and travels at a steady pace.  Smoke gets along with other horses and is an easy keeper.  He packs great, he can lead pack strings, he can be ridden solo, he’s easy to catch, trailer loads great, stands for the farrier nice, ties nice, and he’s hobble trained, crosses rivers every day.  We’ve done some limited arena riding with him and have used him to give riding lessons. Smoke has done several mountain photo shoots because of his nice color and looks.  Overall Smoke is a handsome, smart, all-round broke, super gentle horse.  See Smoke’s video below.

For inquiries, email us at or call the ranch at 970-385-7656.

CHARMING ID JOE –   $6,500

2020 Registered AQHA Sorrel Gelding

Charming ID Joe on the trail, fall 2022

Charming ID Joe has proven himself to be a very solid-minded horse with a laid-back personality.  He’s been well started under saddle, and we’ve ridden him in the arena and on the rough hilly trails of our ranch.  He rides equally well by himself and with a group of horses.  He’s not only easy-going but he’s been a willing partner during training and he wants to please.  He bridles nice, stands for the farrier, and trailer loads.  He has lots of potential to go just about any direction you want to take him.

“Joe” is a good sized 2-year old quarter horse gelding with balanced conformation. He is an easy keeper and has nice stout bones.  We think he will mature at 15 hands or probably taller.

This cool guy is bred to do it all and his lineage runs generations deep since he’s a product of our Palmer Quarter Horse breeding program.  For 60 years we’ve been devoted to producing top quality, highly versatile, ranch bred all-round performance horses.

Joe is a solid, strong, easy keeping gelding

For inquiries, email us at or call the ranch at 970-385-7656.


$4,900 12-year old registered AQHA dun-buckskin gelding, broke to ride.

Cool Dun Bar is about 14 hands

Diesel is a sweetheart who just loves people, follows you like a puppy, and is gentle by nature and he’s very cute.  On his first day under saddle, he went right out on a trial ride after being ridden in the round pen.  Diesel is happiest being in a line of trail horses and in that position, anyone can ride him and he happily just follows along.  Intermediate-advanced ability riders can ride him in front, and our guides use him routinely as the lead horse on our ranch trail rides.  Diesel gets along with other horses great, he’s mellow, he crosses through rivers every day, routinely is ridden on steep and rocky trails, and he ponies other horses behind him, he stands for the farrier.  He’s about 14 hands tall and nice looking with his cool dun-buckskin coloring.  See Diesel’s video below

For inquiries, email us at or call the ranch at 970-385-7656.


2020 Registered AQHA Sorrel Filly

“Wilma” is started under saddle

Charming ID Wilma is a gorgeous 2-year old filly with bright sorrel coloring, lots of chrome, and a flashy flaxen mane and tail.  She has a nice build, balanced conformation, and a lovely head and neck.  She’s likely going to grow up to be a decent sized quarter horse.  “Wilma” is also exceptionally athletic with quick agile moves and very smart.

Wilma has been green-broke under saddle and has been ridden in arenas and has some limited trail riding experience.  She is a very quick, responsive, sensitive mare who wants to please.  She would do well continuing her training with an experienced and patient trainer.  She stands for well for the farrier, picks up all 4 feet, and ties.

For inquiries, email us at or call the ranch at 970-385-7656.

Charming ID Alice – First Place, Open Pleasure 2 Year Olds, FCCRA 2022 Futurity


2020 Registered AQHA Sorrel Filly

Charming ID Alice in 2022

Charming ID Alice is a favorite filly from our 2020 crop of babies.  She is simply gorgeous and is put together so wonderfully, we had planned to keep her for ourselves as a brood mare after she finishes her show career in 2023.  She has already won first place in every show she has entered both as a weanling and as a yearling in halter classes.  In October 2022 she again won her class under saddle at the futurity for Open Western Pleasure!  (Four Corners Cutting and Reining Show and Futurity (FCCRA) 2020, 2021, and 2022).  At each show she enters, she gets so many comments about her super good looks and ideal conformation.

“Alice” has been very well started, and has been a joy to train and ride because she is so calm and smart.  She has naturally smooth gates and beautiful gait transitions.  She is easy to bridle, ties well, stands patiently, trailer loads, and stands for the farrier. She has a willing personality which makes her easy to train.  She is also responsive, and wants to please her rider. Can we sing more praises about her?

See Alice’s video below.

Charming ID Alice First Place winner, yearling halter, 2021 FCCRA Show and Futurity

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2021 Registered AQHA Palomino Filly

Charming ID Tracy, yearling AQHA filly

“Tracy” is a gorgeous, flashy, palomino filly with a thick white-blond mane and tail, and lots of chrome.  She has great conformation, a pretty head and neck, and nice size for a yearling.  Her palomino coloring is going to be admired everywhere she goes.  She is such a nice filly that we planned to keep her for a future brood mare.  We have just recently decided to offer her for sale.

“Tracy” is very friendly and mellow and she really likes people.  She has been easy to start in her halter training this summer because of her naturally easy-going personality and because she is brave and not spooky.  She leads well, ties, picks up all four feet, stands for the farrier.

Charming ID Tracy

Charming ID Tracy

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Charming ID Jen –   $1,800

2021 Registered AQHA Bay Filly

Jen is a very sweet and cute filly

Charming ID Jen is a yearling filly that is so sweet, gentle, and adorable.  We think she will grow to be around 14 to 15 hands tall when full grown.  She is a quick learner who has made fast progress in her halter training this summer. She was happy to follow around her trainers on a lead rope through our busy ranch yards when tons of activity was happening.  She leads well and ties and picks up her feet and stands for the farrier.  She has a mellow personality, and has not shown to be spooky.  She gets along very well with other horses and likes being around people.

For inquiries, email us at or call the ranch at 970-385-7656. 


2020 Registered AQHA Sorrel Gelding

Zane has been nicely started and is 2 years old

Zane is an extremely good-looking young gelding who is put together very nicely with excellent conformation and a beautiful head and neck.  He has four flashy socks that accentuate his smooth moving gaits and pretty flaxen highlights in his mane and tail.  Zane has been nicely started under saddle for about 4 months. He bridles nice, stands still while being saddled and mounted.  He is very good minded, has been easy and willing to be trained, he’s gentle but very responsive and respectful, and he wants to please his rider.  He has beautiful gait transitions and holds his head and neck naturally nice at all gaits. This horse shows promise to be great in the arena, on the ranch, or on mountain trails. We’ve done limited trail riding with Zane in addition to arena work.  See Zane’s video below

Zane is a great looking gelding

JERSEY STYLE (aka “Simon”) $9,900. SOLD

2015 Dual Registered AQHA/APHA Palomino Gelding

14 Hands

Jersey Style aka “Simon”

This little guy is bred to do it all in western competition showing.   He has been trained in reining and has all the reining moves including impressive and fast spins, flying lead changes, and he really moves out in his fast circles.  He has also been started for competition in poles and barrel racing.  He was registered with the National Reining Horse Association in 2019 (License # 590143) and in the National Reining Breeders Classic (#0150582).

Jersey Style is a grandson of Wimpy’s Little Step and Shiners Voodoo Dr.  He is put together nicely, and his palomino color really stands out in the show ring. We think Simon would be an excellent horse for someone who enjoys showing horses.  His training, sweet disposition, level-headedness, easy handling on the ground, smooth ride in the saddle, and moderate size makes him especially well suited as a 4-H prospect or for a youth rider who knows how to ride and is looking for their “next step up” competition and showing horse.

Jersey Style is a very sweet, gentle, enjoys being around people and gets along very well with other horses.  He is easy to catch, loads easy into trailers and stands nice for the farrier and is physically sound.  He has a background of mountain and trail riding and we are currently riding him on our ranch to round out his training as a trail horse.

For inquiries, email or call the ranch (970) 385-7656.   Additional photos and video will be posted soon.

Zuni Linda (AKA Chaco) $9,800. CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE

Registered AQHA Buckskin Mare

15 Hands

Jessica riding Chaco in the Ranch Trail Class.

Chaco is a gorgeous 2010 buckskin mare who always turns heads wherever she goes.  We constantly get compliments on her.  She is a great example of Terry Palmer’s 56-year AQHA breeding program and she’s one of his favorite mares.  Chaco’s bloodlines go back to Two Eyed Jack and Gay Bar King and her sire was our great buckskin stallion Zuni Jack.  She has beautiful confirmation, lots of color, and a pretty head with large expressive eyes.  Chaco excelled from a young age, and as a 3-year-old she placed second overall at the 2013 Four Corners Cutting and Reining Quad Futurity after competing in Western Pleasure and Reining.  First place went to her half-brother Zandy, another fine product of our Palmer Quarter Horse breeding and training program.  After her money-winning finish at the futurity, AQHA Professional Horseman and trainer Troy Rogers further refined Chaco’s training for another 5 months.  Terry’s granddaughter, a member of the West Texas A&M University equestrian team, competed with Chaco in the Texas show circuit in the disciplines of Reining, Working Cow Boxing, Ranch Pleasure, and Ranch Trail.

With her exceptional breeding, color, and confirmation, Chaco would also be a great addition to your program as a broodmare.  We’ve given her a couple of years off from the show pen and her first 2019 foal was a gorgeous buckskin colt sired by our brown AQHA stallion Animosa Jack.  She was bred again this spring to our outstanding AQHA buckskin stallion Charming Eyed Buck.

We have ridden Chaco on the many trails of our ranch, and as her pedigree promises she’s cowy, proven when we entered her at few local cattle team sorting jackpots, even winning one of them!  She has all the reining maneuvers, and excels in Ranch Pleasure and Ranch-style Western Pleasure show classes.  Chaco is quick, responsive, athletic, and lively to ride and has proven herself as a brood mare too.  For inquiries, email or call the ranch.

More photos will be posted soon.

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